Sunday, November 29, 2009
Early impressions of Steelers' Dixon
By James Walker
BALTIMORE -- The Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are currently tied 7-7.
Here are some early impressions of Pittsburgh quarterback Dennis Dixon.
- The Steelers used safe play calling with Dixon early. His first throw was a screen that was incomplete and his second and third throws were quick snap-and-fires to receivers Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes. Dixon didn’t throw downfield once until he warmed up in the second quarter. He later hit Holmes for a 33-yard touchdown pass.
- Dixon had a nice scramble for 31 yards in the first quarter that displayed his speed. But it was called back for holding. The play didn't count, but at least it showed what Dixon is capable of with his legs.
- Dixon has been remarkably accurate so far. He completed 4 of his first 5 passes for 66 yards, and his only incompletion was a screen that was batted down. Dixon doesn't look too shaken by the situation to this point.